What is mindfulness? There is a definition but ultimately it is something that we need to experience first-hand, it is not outside of ourselves. Introduction to Mindfulness is a one hour interactive seminar. Through a combination of presentation and guided practices participants are able to experience mindfulness for themselves.
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Mindful Morning Retreats are a wonderful opportunity to tune-in to your present moment experience. The class flows from one mindfulness practice to the next including sitting meditation, walking meditation, body scans and mindful movement. All the while receiving guidance and encouragement to delve more deeply into the present moment. The retreat is suitable for students brand new to mindfulness and those wanting some support to refresh an already existing practice.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction-MBSR-is an intensive 8-week, 9-session training in mindfulness. Groups meet weekly for 2.5 hours and for an all-day session between weeks six and seven. Guided instruction in various mindfulness practices is provided, including sitting and walking meditation, the body scan, gentle yoga, and other guided meditations. These practices are enhanced through inquiry exercises, group dialogue, daily home assignments, guided audio files, and practice materials. MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. Since that time hundreds of studies have been done proving the benefits to overall health and well-being of participants in MBSR courses.
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Heidi was a great course leader and instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and found it to be very insightful, engaging and effective.
Erica ~ MBSR student
Perfect flow of information, reflection, interaction and practice. Highly useful!
Katie ~ MBSR student
Heidi was always welcoming, warm, aware and present. I looked forward to class every week. She was always open and willing to answer any questions I had.
Ann ~ MBSR student
I loved participating in this course and learning how to better cope and deal with life.
Brian ~ MBSR student
I had never done any meditation when I signed up for the Mindful Morning Retreat, I was a little nervous. But it was so worthwhile and the time flew by.
Lynn- Morning Retreat Student
I loved the Mindful Morning Retreat. It was so nice to do something for myself, I didn't want it to end.
Cheryl ~ Morning Retreat Student